Dorothy “Dolly” Bruno, 78, of Orange, Conn., died July 4 at her home. Born September 27, 1935, in Bridgeport to Dorothy and Thomas Vastano, she was the beloved wife to Americo Bruno for 51 years. Americo “Ric” Bruno, 82, of Orange died July 9 at Yale-New Haven hospital. Born December 28, 1931, in Bridgeport to Anna and Frank Bruno, he was married November 17, 1963, to Dorothy Vastano.
Louis B. Gentile, 63, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Joan Szilagyi Topolski Gentile, died July 10, at St Vincent’s Medical Center. Born in New Haven, son of the late Marie Pastore Gentile and Louis R. Gentile, he was raised in Fairfield and had been a lifelong Fairfield resident.
Camille “Millie” Pollaci, 100, of Newtown, died peacefully June 28 at Bethel Health Care. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the oldest of five children. In 2004, she moved from Sag Harbor, N.Y., to Nunnawauk Meadows in Newtown and began a new chapter in her life, ...
Richard John Valus, 79, of Monroe, died June 27 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was married 57 years to his loving wife, Felicia E. Wishneski-Valus. Born in Bridgeport, he was the eldest son of the late Margaret and John Valus. His children...
Ruth Adele (Van Houten) Burke, 93, of Nunnawauk Meadows, Newtown, died July 8 at River Glen Health Care Center, Southbury. Mrs Burke was the wife of the late Benjamin J. Burke. She was born in Bethel, January 23, 1921, a daughter of Charlotte (Morrison) and Rudolph Van Houten.
Catherine Lee Blomberg, a resident of Newtown for more than 50 years, retired mechanical and CAD/CAM draftsman, skilled watercolorist, avid reader, and enthusiastic traveler, died peacefully July 4 at The Kent Residence in Kent. She was born into a coal mining family in Olyphant, Penn., November 26, 1924, the daughter of Michael and Dora Sawayda Dyki.
Richard William Miller, 89, of Brookfield, beloved husband of Jaqueline (Hill) Miller, died July 5 at Bethel Healthcare. He was born February 7, 1925, in Danbury, son of Edna May (Venning) and Raymond A. Miller.
Margaret (Swanberg) Couch, 77, of New Milford died peacefully July 7, in The Kent, after a long illness. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., and spent her life in the New Milford and Washington, Conn., area.